Rogana – The Baroness of Balance

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Her real name was Dora Rogge. She was born in Germany in October 1933 and she was a fifth generation circus performer. Her grandmother, Leopoldine Lange, was an aerial acrobat, and her cousins were tightrope walkers, The Mascotts. At the age of three, Rogana began juggling balls; when she was six she joined the act …

A Video Survey of Edo Daikagura (Traditional Japanese Juggling)

Modern juggling is extremely popular in Japan right now, but the country has a very long tradition of juggling that dates back quite far. This style of juggling, known as Edo Daikagura (or just Daikagura) is around 400 years old. Some of the more famous Daikagura routines include the bottomless basket (hanakagomori), mouth stick and tea cup (dobin and kuwae-bachi), …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Jin Suzuki from Japan | cigar box

I’m Jin Suzuki from Japan. It’s been 12 years since I started juggling. What I like about juggling is that I can do it by myself. In this video, I have selected from 12 years of original cigar box tricks. It was recorded at Tokyo Sea Life Park. Music is Frédéric Chopin「Nocturne Op. 9 no. 3 Special thanks to Hiroki …

Famous Jugglers Quipzle

Theme: Famous jugglers Figure out the famous juggler to solve the Quipzle (Commas separate names, and dashes separate syllables of a name) Example: A person who alters garments, a secluded narrow valley = Taylor Glenn Hint: The sound of the clue is more important than the exact spelling. Good luck Players 1) Noisy bird, The Skipper’s little buddy 2) Violation …

Jugglers Spies?

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Espionage tries to obtain exclusive and valuable information through stealth, infiltration, and other means, from a specific target. The performing arts have been used as a facade for espionage. For example, Mata Hari (1876-1917), a dancer and courtesan from the Netherlands was a Dutch spy who through her work obtained key data in favor of …

IJA Tricks of the month by Tássio Folli from Brazil | juggling clubs

Hi there, my name is Tássio Folli. I’m Brazilian from São Paulo and I hope you like the video. I am a juggling teacher and a show director. For 18 years I have been passionate about contemporary circus and all forms of visual expression. This video was recorded at the headquarters of Cia do Relativo, a circus company that I …

Ask David – February 2021

Welcome to my column for eJuggle, Ask David. In this column, you can ask me for my opinion, advice, or knowledge about anything juggling-related. In case you don’t know me and you’re wondering why you might want to know my thoughts, here’s a bit about me. I’ve been a professional juggler for 37 years and have performed over 15,000 professional …

Joëlle Huguenin, from the WJF to Africa

(Haz clic aquí para español.) One of the best female jugglers in the world fulfilled her dream: to travel the largest number of African countries by bicycle and to teach juggling to the community. The innocent smile of a child can change a world, and to Joëlle, every joy she gave transformed her vision of humanity. Joëlle Huguenin is a …

Mel Ody – Comedy Juggler

Mel Ody was born Richard Luby in 1913 in San Francisco, CA. His family moved to Denver, CO when Richard was young. His father often took the young boy to circuses and vaudeville shows and these had a great impact on the lad. They were a highlight of an often difficult childhood. Despite being very well read, Richard never finished …